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Yeshiva University’s GPATS to Host Feb. 28 Teaneck Yom Iyun

Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) will host a women’s community Yom Iyun at Congregation Keter Torah, 600 Roemer Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey, 07666 on February 28 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. The day of learning will feature four shiurim about the upcoming Purim holiday and an introductory lecture on

One Israel Fund Holds Security Assessment Evening

On Saturday night, February 6, an overflow crowd packed into the home of Sharon and Herbert Hirsch in the Blackstone apartment complex to hear representatives of One Israel Fund. Marc Provisor, Director of Security Projects, and Natalie Sopinsky, Director of Community Development, described what life is

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AIPAC in Greenwich, February 25

There will be an AIPAC event at Temple Sholom in Greenwich on Thursday, February 25. Ari Sacher, one of the key scientists responsible for creating Iron Dome, will discuss Israel’s life-saving short-range missile defense system

Torah and Lox with Rav Steven Exler at Atria Riverdale

Rabbi Steven Exler of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale conducted a lively Sunday morning discussion at Atria Riverdale as part of Atria Riverdale’s Torah and Lox lecture series. Rabbi Exler spoke to a large crowd about Judaism and medical ethics and how they relate to in vitro fertilization and gender selection. He presented

Lead Singer of Women’s Chasidic Rock Band Comes to Riverdale

Riverdale’s Jewish Women’s Circle invites all women to enjoy a pre-Purim Kumzitz with Perl Wolfe, lead singer and founder of the first all-girls Hasidic rock band, The Bulletproof Stockings. The event will take place on Tuesday evening, March 1, at 7:45 at the home of Sarah Kranz, 636 West 256th St. (adjacent to the parking lot

Gary ‘Gotta Gotta’ Lovett Comes to the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center

The phenomenal Gary “Gotta Gotta” Lovett will provide the entertainment as the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center holds its 11th annual winter event on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 12 noon at Vladeck Hall, 74 Van Cortlandt Park South (entrance on Hillman Ave.), Bronx, NY.

Gary has been singing,

Keeping Our Communities Safe: Questions and Answers With the CSS

The Community Security Service (CSS) currently has 3,000 members active in multiple cities across the United States, including in the many communities The Jewish Link serves. In light of recent raised terror threats and security concerns throughout the world, I reached out to David Dabscheck, CSS’s founder and president, and

SAR Teacher Donates Kidney

Ilene Strauss, a West Orange resident and middle school teacher at Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) Academy in the Bronx, says she never considered becoming a kidney donor until one day last spring. Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, the rabbi at Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck, had returned to speak at Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange,

RJC’s Israel Emergency Fund: A Look at 15 Years of Chesed

The state of Israel is in constant need of local and foreign assistance. That was a big motivation behind the Riverdale Jewish Center’s Israel Emergency Fund, which has been running since 2001. To date, the program has donated nearly $1 million to many different organizations in Israel that meet different needs, all within the last decade

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Young Israel of New Rochelle members hosted a Tu B’Shvat seder led by Brad Sher on January 20.

Help Plant a Vineyard for Ezra Schwartz Hy”d

Tu B’Shvat, the Holiday of the Trees, which was just celebrated, took on a great new meaning as hundreds of people from all walks of life planted trees in memory of Ezra Schwartz in the newly established Ezra Schwartz Vineyard in Israel. Ezra was the young American yeshiva student from Sharon, MA who was tragically murdered while learning

Festive Tu B’Shvat Seder Held at Inter-Generation Outreach Religious School

Delicious figs, olives, pomegranates, dates and grapes were among the delicacies enjoyed at the New Northeast Jewish Center Youth & Family Inter-Generation Outreach Religious School in Yonkers on Monday, January 26. The participants sang Tu B’Shvat songs, read Tu B’Shvat stories, legends and poems and learned about the

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